Saturday Art Club
9 October 2021, 10.30am-12.30pm
Let's get creatively empowered in the Main Gallery with Saturday Art Club. For these special iterations, you can use the gallery's space and wall to make and display your creations! Play, explore, and learn about yourselves and the world around you through arts and craft activities.
Join Associate Artist Sofia Yala for a series of three SAC sessions. Black families bring so much to our communities—contributing to the rich cultural vibrancy of our local neighbourhoods in Hyson Green, Forest Fields, and Nottingham more broadly. Together in the 4UBU project space, we will make a collaborative wall collage made up of postcards, images, and stories related to the legacies of Black supplementary schools.
During the workshop, we will create postcards that (re)create images in the form of collages, portraits, archives, and narratives from the past but that look to the future. NAE believes contemporary art and design can stimulate and challenge our understanding of our place within the world. Come along and have fun drawing, making, learning about Black culture, and being a part of our SAC Community. Feel free to bring your family photographs or archives, add them to our creative monument, and see it grow over time!
In response to 4UBU, we are inspired by the framework of the Black supplementary school movement from the 1960s supporting Black British children, organised on a volunteer basis by parents, teachers, churches and community groups. Be a part of our SAC community, where we value the cultures and knowledge generated from children and families not taught within school curriculums. On reflection of the benefit of grassroots and community-led education that sits outside formal mainstream schooling, these accessible creative workshops should provide an opportunity for the whole family to learn new skills, use their pre-existing knowledge, and learn about aspects of Black culture.
Everyone is welcome!
Please note there are limited places, please book a slot for each member of your household or group including adults and children. This is to allow for social distancing and to adhere to room capacity restrictions.
Aimed at ages 4–7 | ages 0–10 welcome | In-person event | Booking required